Department Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health- Cleveland
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Sleep Medicine
Rochester, MN USA

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry
Jacksonville, FL USA

Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX USA

Internship - Evanston Hospital
Preliminary Internal Medicine
Evanston, IL USA

Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Graduate School - Northwestern University
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario,


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/20/2020, Dr. Pao has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

77 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Pao has set up a number of tests that make sense and show that she cares about me. When the tests and speech therapy evaluation have happened, I will see Dr. Pao again.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

I feel confident that Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Pao is a good choice for my memory loss issues.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Would recommend not only the Doctor but the Sleep Disorder Department.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I love Dr. Pao's clear and direct manner. I also appreciate her sense of humor.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr Pao is excellent at explaining results and showed compassion while discussing questions.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr Pao was great. I liked her a lot.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Everything went better than expected. Dr. Pao took her time and answered any questions we had.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

The doctor was great. I felt like I had a partner that was invested in helping me get to the root of my problem.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Pao was extremely helpful in explaining and investigating my condition. she answered all of my questions and made a plan of what to do next. She was also very kind and considerate

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Pao was exceptionally thorough and compassionate. She did a fantastic job!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I am so impressed with Dr. Poa's concern for my problems. She asked so many questions to get to the root of the problem and I really liked that. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has any issues like I do.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

went well with a plan put together so that the Dr can have all info available to her before we drive to Cleveland

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

loved working with Dr. Pao.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Pao is intelligent, compassionate and determined. She spent a long time with me going over all my symptoms and concerns trying to piece everything together. She offered many theories and a detailed plan moving forward. I greatly appreciate her efforts to solve my health mystery, to which many other doctors have failed or brushed off.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Pao was affective with evaluating my condition to channel me to specific specialists.

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